McMaster adds muscle to Kushner’s Middle East peace effort

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NSC staffer Victoria Coates’ move to Kushner’s office has tied Trump’s Middle East strategy more closely to the traditional White House foreign policy apparatus.

08/23/2017

 

 

Jared Kushner and H.R. McMaster are pictured.

Jared Kushner has spent eight months as his father-in-law’s point person in the Middle East, relying primarily on one envoy, former Trump Organization lawyer Jason Greenblatt, to do the diplomatic heavy lifting in the region.

But just over a month ago, national security adviser H.R. McMaster held a meeting in his West Wing office with Greenblatt to discuss some changes to how the administration would conduct its Israel strategy going forward — including more input from the National Security Council.

In the meeting — also attended by National Security Council officials Ricky Waddell, Michael Anton and Victoria Coates — the group discussed moving Coates, a former policy adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz, to work full-time under Greenblatt.

Greenblatt and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, had already pitched the idea privately to Coates. By bringing on Coates, Greenblatt would get a senior point of contact on the NSC who would be fully devoted to his project. McMaster, too, was pleased with the arrangement: It helped integrate what Greenblatt and Kushner had been doing with his NSC desk.

The group saw it as a win-win-win, and the move was quickly finalized. Coates, an art historian and a longtime Republican foreign policy adviser, was promoted to senior director of international negotiations and moved offices to sit with Greenblatt’s team in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, across the street from the White House.

The move, White House officials and outside advisers said, underscored the administration’s commitment to brokering a Middle East peace deal, even amid recent setbacks in the region. And it showed the unorthodox administration giving a bigger partnership role in the region to the NSC — the traditional forum where foreign policy decisions are brokered.

“Renewed U.S. engagement with our Middle East allies is welcome and badly needed,” said Josh Block, president and CEO of The Israel Project, a nonpartisan educational organization. “The task requires someone in the White House who can manage the many diverse levels of the bilateral relationship, and the decision to move Victoria Coates to the center of the portfolio is a signal that these issues will get the attention and seriousness they need.”

Kushner, along with Greenblatt and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell, left Washington on Sunday night for a trip to the region, including meetings with leaders from the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia before their expected arrival in Israel on Wednesday night. Coates remained home, offering support to the traveling team and managing the information flow.

But even with President Donald Trump’s administration devoting more foreign policy firepower to the region, Middle East experts said they harbored low expectations for what deliverable the latest trip might yield — or what the Trump administration will be able to accomplish in the long run.

Last month’s crisis at the Temple Mount, where two Israeli police officers were shot by Arab Israeli citizens at the holy site in Jerusalem, was seen as a major setback to any peace deal, especially to U.S. efforts to get the Israelis working more closely with the Palestinians. In reaction to the Israeli government’s decision to install metal detectors at the holy site following the shooting, Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, froze contacts with Israel.

Israel finally agreed to remove the metal detectors after a series of high-level discussions and a trip by Greenblatt to the region, just as violent protests erupted and the situation was escalating. Coates joined the American team just as the crisis was erupting, and helped to provide grounding, perspective and some history with the players involved, people involved in the process said.

In an interview, Coates gave most of the credit to Greenblatt for the successful de-escalation. “He gets criticized all the time for not being a career diplomat,” she said. “I don’t know if a career diplomat could have handled that situation as ably as he did. We are no longer in a crisis mode.”

Coates is a spirited choice to work with Kushner and Greenblatt, two Trump loyalists who are new to politics and foreign policy. Former colleagues described her as whip-smart but high-intensity and sometimes territorial, noting that she threatened to resign from Cruz’s 2016 presidential campaign if she was excluded from an early debate prep session.

During the campaign, a former Cruz operative said, she was also livid when the Texas Republican endorsed Trump and cited national security as one of his reasons for supporting the Republican nominee. She was furious, people familiar with the incident said, that her boss made a statement on national security without consulting her first.

In her new role, she is just as eager to be a main player in the room. “These issues have always been a passion of mine, something I worked on very closely” with both former Gov. Rick Perry and Cruz, she said. “Low expectations do not make me unhappy.”

There are, however, new holdups on both sides. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in a burgeoning corruption investigation at home, which includes charges of bribery and fraud.

“His rallying the base shows he feels the need to shore up his support,” said Dennis Ross, who served as the Middle East envoy under President Bill Clinton. “That does make him more dependent on the right wing at this point. And that will make any possible concessions to the Palestinians very difficult, unless the administration can produce meaningful public Arab outreach toward Israel.”

The key to that, Ross said, is moving Gulf Arab leaders to play a role on the issue, essentially giving Abbas cover from the Arab world to make concessions to Israel. The latest American trip to the region reflected that agenda, with stops first in the Gulf states before Kushner’s arrival in Israel.

Kushner will also be arriving in the region amid high tensions with the Palestinians, who have expressed frustrations with Greenblatt and seem to be losing hope in the ongoing meetings.

“I have met with Trump envoys about 20 times since the beginning of his term as president of the United States,” Abbas said in a meeting with the left-wing Meretz Party in Israel, according to a report in Haaretz. “Every time they repeatedly stressed to me how much they believe and are committed to a two-state solution and a halt to construction in the settlements. I have pleaded with them to say the same thing to Netanyahu, but they refrained.”

Abbas added: “I can’t understand how they are conducting themselves with us,” according to Haaretz. “Inside [Trump’s] country, there is chaos in the administration.”

The purpose of Kushner’s trip, according to a White House official, is to “focus on the path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, combating extremism, the situation in Gaza, including how to ease the humanitarian crisis there,” as well as to explore economic steps that could be taken leading up to any potential peace deal.

The trip marks Kushner’s third trip to the region. He accompanied Trump to Jerusalem during the president’s first foreign trip in May, and then he traveled to Israel for a 24-hour visit with Greenblatt in June.

Even if there appears to be no obvious partner for peace in the region at the moment, Trump does not seem ready to table his peace plans. And until then, the growing American team will continue its diplomatic treks to the Middle East.

The president “believes that the restoration of calm and the stabilized situation in Jerusalem after the recent crisis on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif has created an opportunity to continue discussions and the pursuit of peace,” a White House official added.

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Trump Saw A Disturbing Video, Then He Shut Down The CIA’s Covert Syria Program

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While we’ve carefully documented the dynamics in play behind Trump’s decision to end the CIA’s covert Syria program, as well as the corresponding fury this immediately unleashed among the usual hawkish DC policy wonks, new information on what specifically impacted the president’s thinking has emerged.

Thomas Joscelyn, a Middle East analyst for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, explains in the August edition of The Weekly Standard:

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump was shown a disturbing video of Syrian rebels beheading a child near the city of Aleppo. It had caused a minor stir in the press as the fighters belonged to the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, a group that had been supported by the CIA as part of its rebel aid program.

The footage is haunting. Five bearded men smirk as they surround a boy in the back of a pickup truck. One of them holds the boy’s head with a tight grip on his hair while another mockingly slaps his face. Then, one of them uses a knife to saw the child’s head off and holds it up in the air like a trophy. It is a scene reminiscent of the Islamic State’s snuff videos, except this wasn’t the work of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s men. The murderers were supposed to be the good guys: our allies.

Trump pressed his most senior intelligence advisers, asking the basic question of how the CIA could have a relationship with a group that beheads a child and then uploads the video to the internet. He wasn’t satisfied with any of the responses:

Trump wanted to know why the United States had backed Zenki if its members are extremists. The issue was discussed at length with senior intelligence officials, and no good answers were forthcoming, according to people familiar with the conversations. After learning more worrisome details about the CIA’s ghost war in Syria—including that U.S.-backed rebels had often fought alongside extremists, among them al Qaeda’s arm in the country—the president decided to end the program altogether.


Screenshot of the horrific video of a CIA-backed Syrian group beheading a boy named Abdullah Issa.

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At the time the beheading video surfaced (July 2016), many in the American public naturally wanted answers, but the story never really picked up much momentum in the media. As Joscelyn describes, it caused nothing more than “a minor stir in the press.” The State Department seemed merely satisfied that the group responsible, Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki, claimed to have arrested the men that committed the gruesome crime, though nothing more was known. Absurdly, a US government spokesperson expressed hope that the child-beheading group would “comply with obligations under the law of armed conflict.”

The only press agencies that publicly and consistently challenged the State Department at the time were RT News and the Associated Press, yet even these attempts didn’t get picked up beyond the confines of the State Department’s daily briefing. When the AP’s Matt Lee initially questioned spokesman Mark Toner as to whether Zenki would continue to receive any level of US assistance, Toner casually replied “it would give us pause” – which left Lee taken aback.

Meanwhile, it wasn’t just the US government which had aided Zenki, but as fighting in Aleppo raged it became a favored group among both the mainstream media and prominent think tank pundits. One of the UK’s major broadcasters (Channel 4) even went so far as to attempt to delete and hide its prior online content which sought to normalize the beheaders as “moderate” and heroic once news of the video got out.

Controversial, but @AbuJamajem is largely right:

– “In , U.S. Can Keep Its Hands Clean or Get Things Done”https://tcf.org/?p=15688 

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In Syrian Proxy War, America Can Keep Its Hands Clean or It Can Get Things Done

Last month, video of a Syrian rebel apparently beheading a child captive stunned the world. In the amateur cell phone footage, a fighter from Aleppo factio

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Among think tankers, Zenki’s most prominent public supporter, frequently presenting the terror group as actually representative of Syria’s “secular” and supposedly democracy-promoting armed opposition (even after the beheading video emerged), was Charles Lister. Lister was finally confronted not by mainstream media, but by AlterNet’s Max Blumenthal at a DC event held by the (largely Gulf funded) Atlantic Council.

Only by the time of this January 2017 public forum, and after being persistently questioned, did Lister awkwardly back off his previous enthusiastic promotion of Zenki:

We can imagine that Trump saw other things beyond the shocking Zenki beheading video which made him fully realize the utter criminality of the CIA program (Thomas Joscelyn further emphasizes that Trump came to understand the full scope of CIA cooperation with al-Qaeda in Syria).

The only question that remains is who in the CIA or Obama-era State Department should be prosecuted first?

How bad will the Conspiracy movement get, and will it be bad enough to take Trump down as Israel wants?

FeaturedHow bad will the Conspiracy movement get, and will it be bad enough to take Trump down as Israel wants?
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An honest discussion about just how bad the “conspiracy theory truth movement is, how the people of the movement don’t  know what the are talking about and how it might contribute to taking down President Trump and destroying the one possible avenue for preventing Armageddon

By Staś

Slowly but surely, the conspiracy theory world has been getting more and more strange, more and more out of control and in some cases downright dangerous.
The ‘conspiracy’ movement is now a new form of media entertainment. There is your standard controlled media and now there is what you might call the professional alternative media, figureheaded by various individuals, but most notably Alex Jones Info Wars, David Icke, Jeff Rense, etc.
Sometimes it can be difficult distinguishing between tabloid press and conspiracy theory chirping. Doubtless, Trump knew this to be a fact and therefore tapped into the power of both the “tabloid trash world” and “the conspiracy word”.
Yes, Trump won by touching on the raw nerves connected with anti-NAFTA, anti-war with Russia and anti-illegal immigration, however, it is also true that the Trumps began to replace the Kardashians as the world’s #1 tabloid family. This was a necessary evil on his part in order to win the presidency, not as much a statement about him as much as it is sad commentary on what much of America has become.

 

 

 

Also Trump (and in particular Roger Stone) took the risk of appearing on Infowars with Alex Jones. This gave Trump access to Alex’s legion of fanatical fans, millions of them, who joined the Trump revolution, and this–along with the free publicity Trump got from the mainstream media with his carefully-timed/carefully calculated controversial statements and tweets–acted as both the primary and secondary boosters in rocketing him to the Presidency.
The establishment perhaps thought they could crush Trump with social media such as Twitter. It turned out to be a disaster for them as Trump used their very weapons against them.
Other GOP candidates found Alex too risky.  Trump jumped in and won over much of the fan base of Jones.
This is wonderful, and yet we don’t know how far Jones and the truth movement will go in helping Trump. In fact, the honest question that needs to be considered these days is ‘When will “the movement” change spots and become a liability for Trump and his Populist movement?’
We hope Trump can tweet around Alex Jones and can continue to move the Trump train along.
Trump himself has done a considerable amount of damage to the “mainstream media” with his ongoing ‘fake news’ meme.
With much of the government and all of the ‘establishment’ media against him, one wonders if Trump can wield his army of angry whites, bikers, old veterans  and “Info-warriors” against the Washington elitist snobs?
In other words, is Trump’s army of angry, white, biker conspiracy people of any use to him now that he is President? Any help in the battle against the snobs who matter, i.e. the academics, Hollywood, the creative class, etc?
My guess is that they–the aforementioned angry whites, bikers, old veterans and “Info-warriors” are good in Twitter battles and street fights with groups such as  Soros-funded militant anti-fascist groups such as Antifa. But they may not be able to assist Trump when the elite lawyers and the much-discussed-these-days “Deep State’ go after him in the form of a bureaucratic coup d’etat as indeed they are doing right now with their incessant pounding day after day the hammer of ‘Russian meddling’ in the election and ‘Trump is a KGB agent’, or  worse, that Trump is himself an ‘Alex Jones kook’ and must be removed from office under Article 25  because he is nuts.
Can anyone use the mob of “deplorables’ to save the Republic?
If anyone can do it Trump can. However a man has already been arrested in connection with ‘investigating’ the so-called ‘Pizzagate scandal’ by showing up at the Comet Ping Pong with an AR15 and shooting up the place.
Besides him, there are his cousins obsessed with the ‘Sandy Hook’ conspiracy and one in particular who has been arrested.
Again we must realize, something will go wrong, or at the very least  the “movement” will contribute to this ‘Trump is insane and can’t be president’ meme being used in trying to take him down.
The ugly truth concerning the “Truth Movement” is simple–there is none.
Now many people make their own You Tubes.  They are their own Alex Jones wannabes, only better, in that they claim Alex Jones is a dis-information agent. This seems to only be part of the mix. Yet much of the discussion in which people engage is useless and people waste time and energy attacking one another. They join groups, take sides and attack one another to feel good.
The truth movement had been from the start broken, lost, and deluded.
Cognitive Infiltration
The 911 truth movement went nowhere.  However, the anti-Israeli part of ‘911 truth’ may have alarmed or annoyed influential people within the Obama administration and who thus decided that something had to be done about it.
The point man in the Obama administration called into deal with the ‘conspiracy theory’ crowd was Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2012.
He is the kind of technocratic (Talmudic) overlord that wants to control every aspect of human thought and behavior.
In his book ‘Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech’, Sunstein says there is the need to reformulate First Amendment law.  Translated, what this means is no more free speech that does not conform to the agenda.
Now, in dealing with the conspiracy theory crowd Sunstein advocated that the government flood the internet with fake conspiracy theories and use shills and trolls to take on the “conspiracy theory” world.
Sunstein states via Wikipedia–
‘There are five hypothetical responses a government can take toward conspiracy theories: We can readily imagine a series of possible responses. (1) Government might ban conspiracy theorizing. (2) Government might impose some kind of tax, financial or otherwise, on those who disseminate such theories. (3) Government might itself engage in counterspeech, marshaling arguments to discredit conspiracy theories. (4) Government might formally hire credible private parties to engage in counterspeech. (5) Government might engage in informal communication with such parties, encouraging them to help.” However, the authors advocate that each “instrument has a distinctive set of potential effects, or costs and benefits, and each will have a place under imaginable conditions. However, our main policy idea is that government should engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories, which involves a mix of (3), (4) and (5).”
Sunstein and Vermeule also analyze the practice of recruiting “nongovernmental officials”, suggesting that “government can supply these independent experts with information and perhaps prod them into action from behind the scenes,” further warning that “too close a connection will be self-defeating if it is exposed.”  Sunstein and Vermeule argue that the practice of enlisting non-government officials “might ensure that credible independent experts offer the rebuttal, rather than government officials themselves. There is a tradeoff between credibility and control, however. The price of credibility is that government cannot be seen to control the independent experts.” This position has been criticized by some commentators who argue that it would violate prohibitions on government propaganda aimed at domestic citizens. Sunstein and Vermeule’s proposed infiltrations have also been met by sharply critical scholarly critiques.
Ok so now we have government actively engaging in sabotaging the “conspiracy theory world” and at the same time we have Hollywood and the entertainment business creating very popular very appealing fictional characters who fill the mind of the pubic.

 

 

You want the agent on X-Files to win and discover the truth. You are him. No, you’re BETTER, because he doesn’t even know the truth like you do. In the end I am sorry to say, there is no agent Mulder out there to save America.  There is no ‘Neo’ from the Matrix. If you put the shades on like in the movie “They Live” you’re not going to see the alien oppressors. Yes, I once enjoyed these Hollywood movies as a metaphor for the truth as well, but the truth is this–It’s not enough…Please, read a book. Show me something connected to the real conscious world please.
The other ugly truth is that Sunstein’s ‘Cognitive Infiltration’ is not even needed, as ‘the movement’ attracts crazy people. With no filter.
The flood of Internet conspiracy theories, where truth and lucid, rational thought gets drowned out. Now the internet is flooded with countless conspiracy sites, including social media, YouTube, etc. They continue to get more and more delusional by the day.  The earth is flat or you’re a fool. They have created an army of people with ‘no filter’
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Examples abound–Walt Disney was Hitler…Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords is faking it and she was never shot in the head…No one died at Sandy Hook. The Pulse night club shooting was a hoax.The International space station does not exist. NASA is a hoax and earth and all life on it is nothing but a simulation. The CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) powerful particle accelerator in Switzerland is a gateway to hell. We are all slaves ruled by the shape shifting Draco Reptilians beyond our “five sense reality.” Every world leader is under full control. Just shut up and enjoy watching You Tubes of your favorite hip hop or rock and roll artist flash the Masonic hand signs. 
Question–How can much-needed discourse on serious matters involving important political topics  compete with all this glorious crap?
Answer–It can’t, and by design.
Even if all this lunacy was true, one must ask the obvious question–what is the point?.  No one died at Sandy Hook and? So what is your point?
Part of the answer is that there is no point, as it is a form of entertainment.
You, the ‘conspiracy researcher’, knows better and wants to have fun harassing people who ‘can’t handle the truth’, borrowing a phrase heard daily on one of the biggest conspiracy theory radio stations on the internet.
On some level it is safer to believe that Adam Lanza never existed or that he was an MKULTRA mind controlled assassin or that he never existed.
Yes, on some level it is safer to say ‘no one died at Sandy Hook’ then to accept the rational explanation that this infamous murderer is a mentally deranged kid who came from a divorced, broken family and on a cocktail of powerful prescription drugs and who decided to go out in a blaze of glory by setting a new record in terms of school shootings.
No, it has to be the Mossad, or a Navy Seal assassination team, not an upper middle class skinny kid who was a ticking time bomb for years.
Besides, it is so much more fun to think they all were actors.
Some people have no filter (because of numerous disorders) so they pick up patterns and make connections. The women who wrote the modern feminist fantasy Hunger Games lives in Newtown. Newtown was on a map in the Batman movie. There is a Satanic coven HQ in town. Yes. Welcome to a wealthy suburb of NYC. It is wealthy, sophisticated, liberal, secular humanist. Yes there probably are a lot of actors living there, after all, it is close to NYC.
But even if the very most insane part of all of it  is true and the whole town was in on it, that they faked it, ask yourself–What is the point and who cares?
Yes, that is right if they ‘faked’ Sandy Hook, then so what?
The United states has wasted much of the Middle East, hotspots from the Ukraine to North Korea are waiting to explode, and only 1 in 56 women in the US have a baby anymore, while the birth rate in the EU is zero. Who cares? Robby Parker is a Satanic Crisis actor. That is infinitely more exciting.
This begs the question–The hundreds of homicides in Chicago. Are they all fake as well?
A shooting is a shooting.  Society must do it’s best to cope.  Yet the ‘high’ some get from toking on the conspiracy theory bong has possibly overtaken empathy for  the victim and logic and reason.
Again if Sandy Hook was a trap then what this means is that the “truth movement” fell for it.  The major media had a field day and poked holes in every other item of importance where progress could have been made in waking up the rest of the walking dead, such as 9/11, the war on terror, the Israeli Lobby, etc.
Is the whole dam town in on it as  Michael Collins Piper once shouted out.

 

 

 

No one entertained for a moment the possibility that Adam Lanza was nuts or even a bad person, despite the fact that at age ten he showed distinct “homicidal tendencies”  when he wrote “The Book of Granny”.
Deanna Spingola writes in Screening Sandy Hook: Causes and Consequences:
‘Book of Granny, which begins with eighty-five degrading Granny jokes. The “story” then describes the granny who possesses a cane that doubles as a gun. Following the jokes, Adam introduces the Granny Action figures. Granny and her son, Bobolicious, enjoy hurting/killing children and playing hide-and-go-die. Another character, Dora the Berserker, likes to shoot animals but not as much as she likes to hurt people, “especially children.” Granny and Dora, in their “adventure,” carried a handgun, an AK-47 rifle, a rocket launcher, musket, and a shotgun. The “story” that Lanza (age ten plus) created suggests homicidal ideation.
The idea that Adam didn’t exist or no one died and the government faked the whole thing is very Hollywood.
They may have strapped the kid down and used sophisticated mind control. I would caution anyone ‘researching’ this topic. Yes, Deep Black programs exist regarding ‘Mind Control’, however, sources must be vetted carefully. I have seen no indication that anyone in the “conspiracy world” knows very much about it. It is a source of endless speculation. Very sophisticated, very secret. It is real but we have to question how much people know about it.  Information on “Mind Control” seems dated, very speculative and in some cases outlandish.  The fact that “Mind Control” has very real military and intelligence applications is not in question.  You just have to wonder what a “gamer” kid from Iowa with youtube and who knows how to photoshop knows about mind control  That members of the Republican guard were tortured and have become part of ISIS. A topic for another time.  No, mind control exists, I am just asking the question–What does anyone really know about it on the internet?  Beware.
Then it dawned on me the whole Sandy Hook phenomenon within the “conspiracy theory’ group-mind is a combination of Alex Jones, David Icke, and Scooby Doo.  The whole town was in on it and if it wasn’t for you darn truth tellers Obama and the Reptilian overlords would have got away with all this!
What is more astounding than anything else is the eruption of the latest insanity du jour, the ‘flat earth’. is the idea that much of the ME has been blow away countless cities gone’ untold numbers of war dead unfathomable destruction has been ignored and #’1 ‘no one care.#2  All of the anger from much of the Western world seems to be focused on Trump and Putin in some fashion.  Or an unknown white guy with a British accent.
Who cares about the Iraq war the earth is flat. Don’t you know the truth??? WAKE UP!!!
…so they say…
Who is the enemy? If you have to even ask you don’t know. It is the elite. If one had to be honest they would have to say that the enemy is meaningless. Who is the enemy when you listen to Infowars?  It is ‘them’.  It is similar to ‘Specter’ in James Bond.  An all-powerful, all-knowing group. Check out the Bond Film Quantum of Solace. It shows shady figures of every intelligence agency worldwide forming an all powerful Spector group.
The world looked at from this perspective is. Fun.
Again, Trump has made some headway calling it fake news. Jones and his milieu will continue to go on and the JMSM will try to connect Trump to him further and all his delusional stories such as the sex-slave bases on Mars.
The enemy is all powerful The elite, The Illuminati, the Globalist, the Jesuit order, All terms which mean both everything and nothing at all.
You will also find that a person’s ‘conspiracy theories’ are very tied to one’s religious belief. You will find The Protestants and some Jews and so called crypto-Jews often pushing the idea that the world is under the control of the Vatican. That the world is ruled secretly by the Jesuit order.
Yet few will state that one of the most famous personages within Jesuit order was Father Malachi Martin who proved to be an agent of the ADL.
Did the US invade Iraq under pressure from “The Jesuit Lobby”?
One must ask the question. Is the Roman Catholic church the number one world power?
If they sold their priceless art works I suppose they could make some cash. But to be realistic, the answer is a definitive ‘hell no’, no pun intended, as the Church is on the decline in every measurable way.
It is now impossible to hide the Judaic power.
Yet they do it in part with the direct help of the conspiracy “truth movement”. A movement  that helped get Trump elected may in the end help remove him from power. We shall soon see.